Marc Lombès

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Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) is the rate-limiting enzyme for triacylglycerol (TAG) hydrolysis in adipocytes. The precise mechanisms whereby ATGL is regulated remain uncertain. Here, we demonstrate that a protein encoded by G(0)/G(1) switch gene 2 (G0S2) is a selective regulator of ATGL. G0S2 is highly expressed in adipose tissue and differentiated(More)
The last decade has witnessed tremendous progress in the understanding of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR), its molecular mechanism of action, and its implications for physiology and pathophysiology. After the initial cloning of MR, and identification of its gene structure and promoters, it now appears as a major actor in protein-protein interaction(More)
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) integrates hormonal signaling and activates the expression of aldosterone target genes, which control various physiological processes. In recent years, evidence has been provided for an important role of MR not only in the regulation of sodium and water homeostasis but also in cardiovascular function, neuronal fate, and(More)
In addition to their role in controlling water and salt homeostasis, recent work suggests that aldosterone and mineralocorticoid receptors (MR) may be involved in adipocyte biology. This is of particular relevance given the role of MR as a high-affinity receptor for both mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. We have thus examined the effect of aldosterone(More)
Modulators of cofactor recruitment by nuclear receptors are expected to play an important role in the coordination of hormone-induced transactivation processes. To identify such factors interacting with the N-terminal domain (NTD) of the progesterone receptor (PR), we used this domain as bait in the yeast Sos-Ras two-hybrid system. cDNAs encoding the(More)
BACKGROUND The lactogenic hormones prolactin (PRL) and placental lactogens (PL) play central roles in reproduction and mammary development. Their actions are mediated via binding to PRL receptor (PRLR), highly expressed in brown adipose tissue (BAT), yet their impact on adipocyte function and metabolism remains unclear. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS PRLR(More)
BACKGROUND It has been proposed that aldosterone exerts direct effects on heart function, most notably on the development of myocardial fibrosis during ventricular hypertrophy in rat. Initial events in aldosterone action entail its binding to mineralocorticoid receptor (MR). Because MR displays similar affinities for aldosterone and glucocorticoids, the in(More)
Besides their growth-promoting properties, GH and IGF-1 regulate a broad spectrum of biological functions in several organs, including the kidney. This review focuses on the renal actions of GH and IGF-1, taking into account major advances in renal physiology and hormone biology made over the last 20 years, allowing us to move our understanding of GH/IGF-1(More)
Mineralocorticoid resistance, also known as type I pseudohypoaldosteronism (PHA1), is a rare inherited disease characterized by salt wasting, dehydration and failure to thrive in the newborn. Two different forms of the disease, which present with either systemic or exclusively renal resistance to aldosterone, are associated with two different modes of(More)
Adiponectin and resistin, two recently identified adipocyte-specific secretory factors, are able to modulate insulin actions in target tissues. To investigate their expression and hormonal regulation in brown adipocytes, we used the brown adipocyte cell line T37i, which, beside uncoupling protein expression, secretes leptin. Adiponectin and resistin mRNA(More)